Event date: 05 - 07 December, 2018 · Performing Arts Centre

The Ash Girl

Arts, Events, Performance, Senior School

Join us for our fantastic production of ‘The Ash Girl’. In this wondrous drama, Timberlake Wertenbaker explores the beauty and terror inherent in growing up – performed by our very own Year 8 – 11.

Come along Wednesday 5 December – Friday 7 December at 7pm. BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE

 “An ambitious play with hints of the Brothers Grim, medieval allegory and anthropomorphism…it has a quirky originality… [Ash Girl] is prey to self-doubt and is under the thumb of her stepmother, while her prince is an exiled Asian isolated and unhappy in his new country. Wertenbaker’s biggest innovation is to suggest that the forest en route to the palace is populated by an animalized version of the Seven Deadly Sins, which are out to destroy humanity. She even adds a further allegorical figure, Sadness, who tries to tempt Ashgirl towards death, and battles with the Fairy in the Mirror for her soul. The result is like a mix of C.S. Lewis and Sondheim’s Into the Woods: an eclectic fairy-tale anthology. Where Wertenbaker scores is in her eye for detail.” (The Guardian, London)
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